Evil In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Lord of the Flies portrays the battle of good vs. evil caused by human nature. The novel depicts how human nature and its potential to cause people to be evil especially when there is a lack of civilization. Whereas some agree that humans are good by nature and stay good throughout their lives, Golding’s opinion is that all humans are naturally evil and he is able to express this belief through the evil that takes place in Lord of the Flies. The narrative is able to get across that it is far easier to be evil than to be good. Golding is able to express how evil truly effects society, and how evil separates the bad from the good. The conflict of evil is interpreted in the novel through Jack as an individual, savagery between the boys, as well as through the Lord of the Flies.

Jack prominently exemplifies evil throughout Lord of the Flies. At the beginning of the novel, Jack acts a bit uncooperative, but not fully evil. However, as time elapses, Jack is impacted by the lack of civilization and his evil becomes present. Jack struggled with gaining power and leadership when first arriving at the island, and this could have created him to act so evilly and have such a strong desire to do such bad things. Jack commonly disputed with Piggy and Ralph’s intellectual, common sense behavior, when in reality, they were the ones trying to do good while Jack wasn’t interested in doing good for the boy’s society. Jack was more into finding a more interesting way of doing things, which in
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